We get what authors want, because were’re authors, too.
We work closely with our clients to achieve exactly what they want — just us and you. That’s the advantage of working with a small studio! And when your site is complete, you can always contact us with questions. We’re here for you throughout the entire process.
Your website is a long-term investment in your author brand. It does your marketing for you when you sleep; it engages readers and shows you’re real, and it allows you to have a “base” for promotional activities around your books.
We know brand because we have a combined 20 years in marketing. We approach each site with a carefully-honed sense of marketing and brand. We consider the user and the ways in which your site will be used.
Completely custom sites
We’ve seen what some of our clients have cope to us with–generic templates that other designers have thrown at them and hoped they’ll stick. We don’t use templates because we believe each author is unique. We take the time with each person to find out who you are and what you need, and then design around that.
We work with you from creative brief to live review to final touches. We design in WordPress, which gives you a huge array of custom options including plug ins that make your blogging and updating a snap. After we’ve delivered your site, we provide tutorials to get you up to speed (it’s easy, we promise!) because we don’t believe clients should be forced to come back to us each time they want to make a chance to their site, racking up costs. If you’d prefer not to maintain your site, we can help you, but we want you to have the choice. We like choice. And we think our clients do, too.
Here’s how custom sites work:
- We develop a creative brief that defines your goals and brand
- We design, you review
- We build the site, you review
- Your site goes live!
Plenty of options
Here are just a few of the many things we can do for you:
- Import your old blog posts from another platform
- Mailing list opt-in (you may need an external service like MailChimp)
- Photo sliders and other marketing sliders
- Custom book catalog tool
- Mobile-friendly integration so your site immediately adapts to tablet/smartphone displays